Our letters are not for your leash

I agree… Our letters are not for your leash!!!! Let us stand together. up, stand out, stand boldly, STAND PROUD!!! Advertisements

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Today my heart is heavy…

Michael Brown Protest

Life has been busy; thus it has been a while since I wrote a blog post.  But today I woke up with the need to share… Today my heart is heavy…  As I watched the reactions of people, those I

Posted in Injustice, Social Justice

Thoughts Transform: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So this morning I read a thought piece about a meme (image for the less trendy) of a plus-sized woman that is circling social media. The article caused me to do some personal reflection; have I been one of those

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Thoughts Transform: setting a caged bird free!

Caged Bird Poem excerpt

Are you a caged bird without a cage? The other day I read a blog post that got me to thinking… transformative thinking.  It featured a sensational discussion of differing perspectives regarding an image on Instagram, a social media site. 

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Today’s Thanks: appreciating a Teacher’s tough love!

Praise the bridge that carried you over

I have long since learned that most people like, dare I say love, to be appreciated.  Sometimes a simple “thank you” will suffice while other times a bigger gesture is needed.  Today I put the fingers to the keys to

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Thoughts Transform: Let Your Faith Shine

Let your faith shine through!

Today, in the spirit of #ThoughtfulThursday, I bring you the first of many posts on thoughts that may transform your outlook or enjoyment of life. Last week Maya Angelou, one of my all time favorite activists and poets, was called

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation, Thoughts

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Word’s Matter…

Words

I have not posted for what feels like ages as my life has been non-stop chaos.  However, today there is a message in my spirit that I must share.  I receive daily inspirational words from a friend.  Today’s message on

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation

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If your Christianity puts more stock in access to guns, Building a wall, hoarding millions/billions of dollars and ending a woman’s right to choice than it does to feeding the hungry, providing access to those fleeing violence and poverty, ending mass incarceration and gun violence, and making sure that all babies/children have access to everything they need to thrive throughout their entire life— it’s not Christianity. My God is woke and is a staunch advocate for social justice for all; but especially the babies— that’s real Christianity!!!! Please call this cultish epidemic by its true name “evangelical White Supremacy” overwhelmingly predicated by White males; with its current leader occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
#NAACPConvention Day 1 outtakes. The art of ... “Mix, Mingle, Glow. Stretch beyond your own comfort zone to speak with, sit with, and start conversations with people whom you do not know. Take the initiative to help other people capture the spotlight and shine.” —#SusanCYoung
“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” —#PabloCasals. Kem’s music definitely strums heartstrings. #NAACPConvention #NAACP110 #Favorites
Meeting and thanking Senator @ElizabethWarren, Presidential Candidate, for her support of @BMCMovement 2019 Conference. #NAACPConvention #NAACP110
When We Fight, We Win! From Congresswomen to Activist to Correspondents to Producers, #NAACPConvention day two has been packed with meeting dynamic leaders fighting and winning in their own unique way! Make sure you check out the Brian Banks movie produced by @tirrellwhittley, it is truly moving. #BMCMovement #ForTheCulture #MyBlackisBeautiful
Here’s to showing up for my people fighting at the intersection. Thanks for hosting and participating on a phenomenal Fireside Chat @mrdavidjohns, @nbjconthemove, @tiffanydloftin and @misslawrence. Check out, and download, the Gender Justice Toolkit launched by NBJC (sponsored by @BMCMovement) at nbjc.org TODAY!
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